top of page
IMG_1043_blue-3000x2000px.jpg

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

IMG_1140_edited.jpg
IMG_1140_edited.jpg

WHAT IS BEYOND THE STAGE DOOR?

Beyond the Stage Door (BTSD) is a 501c3 nonprofit founded by the folks at Baseline Theatrical, an NYC based General Management company. BTSD is a comprehensive and intensive educational program designed to educate and prepare undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds for careers in general, company and stage management. In particular, BTSD caters to individuals belonging to racial and/or ethnic minority groups. BTSD was founded as a direct response to industry discussions, led by the BIPOC theater community, about long-standing racial disparity in both commercial theater hiring practices and traditional pathways to New York theatrical management careers. Our aim is to forge those pathways and open doors for both students and new to the industry professionals.

WE ARE ACCEPTING PARTICIPANTS WITH TWO FOCUSES TO CHOOSE FROM:

GENERAL / COMPANY MANAGEMENT and STAGE MANAGEMENT

  • This program is only open to members of a historically underrepresented group in the general, company and stage management fields of the theatre industry. In particular, BTSD is programmed for students who are members of racial and/or ethnic minority groups.

  • Must be seriously interested in a career in theatre management.

    • This is NOT a program for actors, designers, directors, or other creative theatre-makers.

  • Must either have recently graduated from college/university, be a matriculating college junior or senior or be new to the industry.

  • This is not a program geared toward graduate students.

  • Must be 18 years of age or older to apply.

IMG_4856_edited_edited.jpg

WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR?

WHAT DOES THE PROGRAM ENTAIL?

All students will be invited to a no-cost immersive week in NYC to experience Broadway first–hand and learn from industry professionals.

Beyond the Stage Door provides:

  • Fully furnished housing

  • Roundtrip airfare from point of origin

  • Meal and transportation stipend

  • Tickets to Broadway shows

  • Social and networking opportunities

  • Educational intensives and workshops  

IMG_2219_edited.jpg
IMG_2219_edited.jpg

2025 PROGRAM DATES: TBA

Students will receive a rigorous and interactive education combined with production-related excursions. Past topics & excursions have included:

  • Financing Shows & Royalty Payments

  • Budgeting, Contracts, and an Introduction to Unions

  • Non-Profit/Off Broadway 

  • Press and Advertising

  • Shadowing Stage & Company Managers

  • Networking Events

  • Tour of Hudson Scenic Studios

  • Professional Development

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

IMG_0784_edited.jpg
IMG_7539_edited.jpg
IMG_7633_edited.jpg
IMG_0033_edited.jpg
external-file_edited_edited.jpg
IMG_0134_edited.jpg
bottom of page